World’s first X-ray imagesof wheel crash
Car wheels might be subjected to severe loading and play an important role in safety, especially in frontal load case such as small-overlap. At Fraunhofer EMI, the world’s first X-ray images of wheels during a crash have now been produced as part of a student research project. The experiments were carried out in a specially designed setup at the Crash Center of the Fraunhofer-Gesell-schaft at the Efringen-Kirchen location of EMI. This way, spectacular images were created.